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Rawalpindi Express booked for Bollywood

Shoaib Akhtar
Just on the heels of the news that Australian fast bowler Brett Lee is making Bollywood debut opposite actress Amrita Rao in a sports film titled Victory, another news has broke out that Pakistan's Rawalpindi Express Shoaib Akhtar too is set to enter Bollywood.

Sanghamitra Choudhary, who had directed two Bengali films and an English film so far, is trying to rope in Pakistani fast bowler to Bollywood. Sanghamitra along with production manager Payal Mehta said that it is almost certain that Shoaib would act in their film, which would take off by March next year. She added that they have to talk to his business manager for the final approval.

The movie to be titled Mein Our Meri Himmat is said to be about the life of a cricketer. Akhtar will play himself. It is a comedy flick with lots of twists and turns, wherein a young Indian Punjabi girl contacts him through internet. Adding more spice to the film, the makers of the film are trying to cast either latest Bollywood sensation Deepika Padukone or Hansika Motwani for the heroine role.

Shoaib is said to have shown keen interest on the script but insiders said that he is demanding a whopping Rs.8 crores while the makers of the film are offering only Rs.1 crore. He had earlier rejected director Mahesh Bhatt's home production Gangster, which eventually became a big hit.

Well, he should not miss the bus this time around!

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